Foreign Minister Maas met with his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil in Berlin. Their talks focused on three topics: The refugee situation, urgently needed economic reform and tensions in the region.
Humanitarian assistance for Palestine refugees in the Middle East
Lebanon has taken in over a million Syrian refugees. Now the country risks being destabilised by tensions between neighbouring powers. On Thursday, Foreign Minister Gabriel assured his Lebanese counterpart of Germany’s Support.
The International Committee of the Red Cross operates a medical centre in Lebanon for the treatment of complicated war wounds. Germany is its largest donor.
The Federal Foreign Office is funding a new type of insulation material for Syrian refugees’ tents in Lebanon. The material ensures a temperature difference of between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius.